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Our Section

The Entertainment and Sports Law Section is a voluntary organization within the State Bar of Texas and consists of more than 600 licensed attorneys throughout the state who practice entertainment and sports law.  Section members represent a wide variety of clients including artists, filmmakers, athletes, media companies, employers, employees, and entertainment and sports organizations, in both the private and public sectors.

Our Mission
The purpose of the Entertainment and Sports Law Section is to promote and enhance the practice of law by all lawyers who concentrate or have an interest in entertainment and sports law.

Twice each year, the section publishes the Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Journal. The Journal contains a report from the Chair on current Section activities. It also contains concise summaries, with commentary by the editor, on recent Texas state and federal court decisions involving significant entertainment and sports law issues.

Entertainment Law Institute
The Section also sponsors an annual Entertainment Law Institute (ELI), our continuing legal education program which brings together the top practitioners from Texas and around the country, and hosts networking events such as our annual SXSW Mixer.

Our Leadership and Council
The Section’s Council, officers, and members have worked hard to make the information on this site available to you, and we hope that you find it useful. If you are a Texas entertainment or sports lawyer who is not yet a member of the Section, we encourage you to join today and get involved in the Section’s activities.   Some of the areas in which you can serve are legislative (state and federal), merchandising, website, social networking, event planning, marketing and more. We hope you will decide to volunteer for something in which you are interested.

If you are already a Section member, we sincerely appreciate your involvement and look forward to working with you to make the Section more useful and beneficial for all Texas entertainment and sports lawyers.